Academy Award nominee Ellen Page (from Juno, Whip It, and of course X-Men: The Last Stand) adorns our home page today, which links to a really cute video of her interacting with her home town doctor via Cisco TelePresence.
Last year, I blogged about some projects we’ve done using Cisco TelePresence for usability testing and customer interviews. We have also begun using Cisco TelePresence quite a bit for collaborative design.
So you may have noticed a name change for this blog has taken place. Wondering why? Well the main driver is that virtual worlds does not really cover all of the topics being discussed in this blog. This blog started out mainly focusing on virtual world activity but has grown in scope since its launch in 2007. We have posts on virtual web based environments (mostly as relates to events), augmented reality, gaming, and of course virtual worlds so it seemed only fitting to change the name to more accurately reflect the content being shared.
The growth of the topics covered via this blog became very clear when I went to create this round up of articles on all things virtual. The articles included cover:
augmented reality systems to make driving safer (including a video demonstration)
the potential impact on carbon emmisions via the use of virtual meetings and events
online gaming to reward kids for practicing positive social behaviours
the trend towards virtual hyrbid event as an extension of a physical event
NBC’s 30 Rock is one of my favorite shows. And I’ll be tuning in for sure this Thursday evening (9:30 EST / 8:30 CST / 9:30 PST) to catch a really funny bit where Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin) encounters bed bugs, a Cisco TelePresence system and the GE board of Directors.